Enrolment Days

ENROLLING AT SERC 

Our enrolment days for full-time courses starting in September 2022 take place at our four main campuses (Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards):

If you haven’t yet applied, explore our prospectuses and browse our course listingsand apply online. You can contact our free, impartialcareers advisory service for guidance on your next steps.

Higher Education courses and Higher-Level Apprenticeships

Thursday 18 August 9am – 4.30pm 

Friday 19 August 9am – 3pm

(These courses are for students who have gained A-level or equivalent level 3 FE qualifications.)

Further Education courses, Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Thursday 25 August 9am – 4.30pm

Friday 26 August 9am – 3pm

(These are open to all and include courses for students moving on at age 16+ after GCSEs.)

Support and Advice

You can make an appointment to speak to a Careers advisor 9:30am-4:00pm on 15, 16 and 17 August and on 22, 23, 24 August by emailing careers@serc.ac.uk to book 

Careers advisors will also be available on campus on enrolment days with sessions held on a drop-in basis (first come, first served).

How to enrol if you have already applied to SERC

Step 1

Upload your results to your application portal as soon as you receive them. If you don’t have a smartphone, results can be uploaded in designated rooms on Campus. Wi-Fi will be available on site also.

Step 2

SERC staff will be ready to welcome you to campus and guide you. 

Once you have uploaded copies of all your results, you will be directed to the qualification checking area. Here a member of staff will check your qualifications. 

Please note that for Further Education students, this check will include Maths, English and ICT qualifications. If you do not hold the required level of Maths, English or ICT, you will be enrolled on an Essential Skills course, alongside your main programme of study. This is to ensure that you have every opportunity to attain at least a Level 2 in these core subjects.

Step 3

Once your qualifications have been checked, you will be directed to the area for the course where you wish to enrol. You will be met by our qualified teaching staff  who will confirm your enrolment (if grade requirements are met). If, for any reason, you do not gain a place on your chosen course, every effort will be made to offer a place on an alternative course.

In addition, Higher Education applicants must produce proof of ability to pay fees in order to secure a place on their course - ie a Student Finance NI Award letter or a completed Direct Debit Mandate which is available on this link Direct Debit mandate.

You can apply for student funding NOW so that this is in place for August.

Step 4

You will be directed to an area where you will have your photograph taken for your Student ID card

If you have not yet applied for a course on enrolment day, you will be directed to a room where you can make an online application and enter and upload evidence of your qualifications, before being directed to Step 2.

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Enrolment FAQs

Absolutely!  You must attend enrolment day, upload your qualifications, and meet with our teaching teams.
Please submit an application for the new course you are interested in.  If you have exceeded the total of three applications, you need to email admissions@serc.ac.uk asking for one of the courses to be removed.  You should then attend the enrolment day as advertised and remember to upload your qualifications to your online account.
Not at all!  Please submit an online application for your chosen course(s) and come to your chosen campus on enrolment day.  You will need to ensure you have your qualifications uploaded to your online account when you have your results.  Please keep an eye on your email account as this is how we will contact you.  The school (department) delivering your course may be in touch with you before enrolment day, so it is important that you check your emails!
Please don’t panic.  Come along to our enrolment day and we will match you with a suitable course.  We will have experienced Careers officers on site who can help you explore your options and make the most of the opportunities available.